Thursday, February 29, 2024

E118: Ghosts, Gods at War, and Romance with Roselle Lim


Today, I welcome Roselle Lim to the show to chat about her much anticipated romantasy novel, NIGHT FOR DAY. It’s full of ghosts, petty gods at war, and a couple who have to outsmart them, trapped at the center of it all with death on the line. I have NIGHT FOR DAY in my Bookshop if you want to support both the podcast as well as independent bookstores nationwide. Thanks for listening!

Thursday, February 22, 2024

E117: Bride of Frankenstein Retelling with Tim McGregor


Today, I welcome back Tim McGregor, to chat about his newest book EYNHALLOW, a Bride of Frankenstein retelling that was so good I didn’t want to pick up anything else for a while. I think about this book a lot since I’ve read it, and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts once you’ve read it too. I have EYNHALLOW and Tim’s other work in my Bookshop if you want to support both the podcast as well as independent bookstores nationwide. Thank you for listening! 

These listings are for hardcover and paperback:

Thursday, February 15, 2024

E116: THE FOX WIFE Interview with Yangsze Choo

Today, I share with you my podcaster dream of chatting with Yangsze Choo. I’ve loved her work for years, and THE FOX WIFE is her wonderful new book full of mystery, fox folklore, gothic fantasy, and romance. It was such an honor to spend time discussing her books with her. If you want to read them for yourself, and want to support both the podcast as well as independent bookstores nationwide, I’ve added her titles to my Bookshop. Thank you for listening!

Thursday, February 8, 2024

E115: WHIMSIGOTH: Book and Movie Recs with Celestine Martin

Today, I chat about Whimsigoth with paranormal romance author, Celestine Martin. We talk about these spooky, joyful, haunted, glittery worlds in movie and book recommendations for anyone seeking this aesthetic. We could have given recommendations for hours, so instead I made a list in my online Bookshop, if you want to support both the podcast as well as independent bookstores nationwide. Thanks for joining me today. 

Here are the titles from the episode, and the link to my Bookshop WHIMSIGOTH list is here.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024


NEW EPISODE! Today, I chat with Sally Thorne, author of the delightful and macabre romance novel, ANGELIKA FRANKENSTEIN MAKES HER MATCH. Romance fans know Sally from her bestselling novel and Netflix hit, THE HATING GAME, but I wanted to chat about her gothic, gruesome, romance that explores Mary Shelley’s themes and ethics while making making us smile and swoon. We reference her gothic dollhouse, Blackthorne Manor, which has it's own Instagram if you want to take a peek. I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, January 18, 2024

E113: Survival Horror with Jenny Kiefer


Today, I bring you a short but fun episode about Survival Horror, with Jenny Kiefer, author of the popular new book THIS WRECHED VALLEY, that takes place in Kentucky and was inspired by the Dyatlov Pass disaster. We recommend several Survival Horror books for you that will also be available in my online Bookshop, if you want to support both the podcast as well as independent bookstores nationwide. 

Jennifer is also the owner of Butcher Cabin Books, an independent horror bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky, and you can shop from directly on their website.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

E112: Jayne Ann Krentz on Gothic and Romantic Suspense

Today, I bring you an interview with the legendary Jayne Ann Krentz, also known as Amanda Quick, also known as Jayne Castle. She’s been writing gothic and romantic suspense for decades and spoke with me about everything from pen names to the concept of “core story.” It was my honor to have her on the show. I’ll have fan favorite books in my online bookshop, as well as THE NIGHT ISLAND, the new book in her current trilogy series, THE LOST NIGHT FILES. The Night Island takes place on a remote, gothic setting with a strange garden and no technology. It’s perfect for all my gothic listeners! 

Monday, January 1, 2024

E111: Happy New Year with Rachel Harrison and Neil McRobert from Talking Scared!

Today, I have a special New Year’s episode to ring in 2024. I’ve invited Neil McRobert, of the Talking Scared Podcast, which is a wonderful show and I encourage you all to listen if you haven’t already. I also have Rachel Harrison on today, author of some of my all time favorite books, like CACKLE and SUCH SHARP TEETH. She has a new book due out later in 2024, that’s like Thelma and Louise with vampires, called SO THIRSTY, which I know I’m definitely looking forward to. Please know that this list is just a jumping off point for all three of us. There were so many books to look forward to in 2024, and we couldn’t discuss all of them, but we hope this gets you excited about some things to come. 

Here are the books we discussed in the episode. I've made all available in my Bookshop to order/preorder. Thank you for listening!